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Middle finger..Rt hand sudden excruciating pain at proximal joint..Worsened if any movement...Grip progressively weaker(no trauma prior to pain)..?

Middle finger..Rt hand sudden excruciating pain at proximal joint..Worsened if any movement...Grip  progressively weaker(no trauma prior to pain)..?

Specialist consult: You need to go see a hand specialist, likely and orthopedic surgeon (they do more than surgery) to determine if there is any damage in the hand causing this pain. Could be a number of causes but only imaging and a consult with a specialist will tell you what you need to know to initiate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I relieve hand pain?

How can I relieve hand pain?

Find cause: The first step in any treatment plan is to learn first what the problem is . Once you find the cause of your hand pain then you can tailor appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hand pain over a month after an iv?

Hand pain over a month after an iv?

Poss. nerve injury: I see a few patients a month with persistent pain after IV placement. This can be due to a hematoma formation or nerve injury. Recommended treatment is warm compress for the hematoma and contrast compress (hot and cold) for nerve injury. Prescription topical creams and therapy may be helpful. Symptoms usually resolve spontaneously, but tis can take u to a year. See a hand surgeon for an eval. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce hand pain fast?

What can I do to reduce hand pain fast?

Splint: Ice, compress, pain meds, nsaids. That being said, it would be best to see a hand doctor to determine what the cause of the pain is. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of hand pain?

What are some common causes of hand pain?

Trauma carpal tunnel: Arthritis degenerative or rheumatoid peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathof hand elbow or neck general answer fora generaL question more details can lead to more specific list how didivit start what makes it worse or better history of trauma?associated non pain symptoms nubness tingling where exactly in the hand do you feel the pain? ...Read more

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How do you relieve hand pain quickly? Ice?

Pain from what?: Carpal tunnel syndrome, dequervain's tendinitis, arthritis, gout, sprain/strain, ulnar nerve entrapment are few examples of causes of pain in hands etc...Rest/motrin/aleve may help with pain..Ice is usually only useful after injury to prevent excessive swelling etc...It may reduce some pain..Please post a more specific question and I am sure it will be answered accordingly..Good luck. ...Read more

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Who knows anything about hand pain while writing?

Who knows anything about hand pain while writing?

Best start: The best start would be with a primary care physician or a rheumatologist. The cause needs to be identified. It is usually tendon/joint problems (arthritis, tendinitis, etc.) or nerve disease (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). Many of these conditions are treatable and the tests (blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction tests) are simple and helpful. ...Read more

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I have worsening hand pain, is there anything to help?

I have worsening hand pain, is there anything to help?

Yes: We need to determine the cause and then we can begin the treatment. So go see your doc for an exam to learn the problem. ...Read more

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What can I say if I have recurrent hand pain while working? No workmans comp.

Identify cause: If there is an abnormality, the cause needs to be identified. It can be tendon/joint problems (arthritis, tendinitis, etc.) or nerve disease (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). Many of these conditions are treatable and the tests (blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction tests) are simple and helpful. If no abnormality is found, the problem may be ergonomic. ...Read more

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Hand pain, I kept complaining till an IV was removed. Why should I need to do that?

You shouldn't: Hand pain in a hand containing an IV could indicate infiltration of the iv. It is a relative indication to remove the IV and restart elsewhere if it is needed. ...Read more

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What can cause left hand pain?

Several options: Hand pain can come from an irritated nerve in your neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist. You could also have inflammation in the tendons or joints of the wrist or hand. ...Read more

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Right hand pain for last 3 months?

Right hand pain for last 3 months?

Maybe Carpal tunnel: Several things cause hand pain. But most common appears to be carpal tunnel. http://www.loredohands.com/carpal-tunnel-treatment-dallas-texas The carpal tunnel is a narrow, bony passageway in the wrist connecting the hand to the arm through which several tendons and the median nerve pass. When the tendons within the carpal tunnel become inflamed or swell they can compress the median nerve, resul ...Read more

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How to prevent hand pain while writing?

How to prevent hand pain while writing?

Breaks or fatter pen: If you hand hurts from writing for long periods of time, try to take breaks and stretch your fingers back. A fatter/wider pen may help if you have certain types of hand arthritis. If you're not sure of the cause, check in with your local hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Left hand pain only for past 1 week why?

Left hand pain only for past 1 week why?

Left Hand Pain: Hello. Need more information. Are you left hand dominant?Any trauma involved? What activities aggravate your left hand pain? Does it stay in your hand or radiate into your wrist or forearm? Might benefit from topical voltaren (diclofenac) gel or lidocaine gel. These would need to be prescribed. ...Read more

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What would cause random severe wrist/hand pain?

See below: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly your physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan. ...Read more

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Is there a certain type of specialist for hand pain?

Is there a certain type of specialist for hand pain?

Yes: Depending on the type, location, and chronicity of pain, a hand specialist would be advisable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel hand pain after using a catheter?

No: If you are referring to a urinary catheter then no. If you are referring to an IV catheter in your hand then yes it is possible to have some pain after the catheter is removed. If pain persists greater than a few days or if it appears red, hot, and/or swollen then see your md as soon as possible. ...Read more

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